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10 Places You Should See (in Israel) Before You Die

Nearly everyone has a special place he would like to visit during his lifetime. For many people, that place is Israel.

The mere mention of the country's name evokes a wide range of emotions, one of which is longing. For thousands of years, Israel has held great significance for people from all walks of life, and those who have a heart for the land yearn to see it. read more

A Sign of the Times


Though Jesus clearly said of His return to the earth, "Of that day or hour no one knows" (Matt. 24:36, NKJV), there are signs throughout Scripture that point to the second coming of the Lord. One of them is the increasing number of Jewish people who are coming to recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah, and another is the growing body of Messiah in the land of Israel itself.

The Messianic movement refers to the growing number of Jewish people who have become believers in Jesus, the Messiah of Israel. This movement began with the Jewish disciples, continued into the first four or five centuries and then was lost. After a terrible season of forced conversions during medieval times, more reasonable attempts to help Jewish people find Jesus began during the post-Reformation period. read more

Christians Gather in Jerusalem to Show Support for Israel

Some 5,000 Christians from 100 nations marched through the streets of Jerusalem Tuesday to show their solidarity with the nation of Israel.

March participants waved Zionist banners and flags, while others wore T-shirts that read "Jerusalem United" as part of a campaign responding to political pressure on Israel to stop construction in the largely Arab eastern part of the city. read more

Ancient Synagogue Uncovered Near Sea of Galilee

The Israel Antiquities Authority in Migdal near the Sea of Galilee discovered a 2,000-year-old synagogue from the Second Temple period this month during archaeological excavations.

The 390-square-foot synagogue contains mosaic floors and walls covered with frescos. Also, a square stone featuring sides adorned with reliefs and engraved with a seven-branched menorah was discovered in the hall atop a pedestal with a triangular base. read more

Celebrating Yom Kippur

Jewish people celebrate holy days throughout the year with special observances, ceremonies and activities. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is said to be the holiest day of the year for religious Jews. During this special time, Jewish people pray, fast and repent of their sins. Yeshua made atonement not only for God's chosen people, but for whoever will accept Him. To learn more about this high and holy day, watch video.

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Petitioners Seek to Try Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week addressed the United Nations General Assembly. This man, who stole his re-election and violently suppresses his political opponents, sought to teach the world about democracy.

Ahmadinejad, who persecutes religious minorities and tortures civic activists, presumed to lecture the world about human rights. He denies the Holocaust and has threatened to wipe Israel off the map, but he dares to accuse Israel of genocide. read more

Loving God's Instructions

In Psalm 119, the writer expresses his devotion and love for God by seeking to obey the Word. He says, "With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!" (Ps. 119:10). When we were children we might have rebelled against our parents' instructions, not realizing the purpose for their rules. But once we became adults and parents ourselves, we learned that boundaries are necessary to keep children safe from harm.

The Hebrew translation of the word "law" is "Torah." But the word "law" doesn't capture the true essence of Torah, which actually means "instruction as from a father to a son." read more

Charisma Launches Israel Virtual Marketplace Online


For readers wanting to visit the Holy Land to learn about ancient biblical history and experience Jewish culture, Charisma magazine has created Israel Virtual Marketplace, an interactive online destination that launched Thursday.

The site was created in response to the growing interest in the Holy Land by readers who want to go behind the scenes to see upclose God at work in the lives of people. read more

Turnout at Muslim Rally Lower Than Expected


A Muslim prayer rally on Capitol Hill Friday drew between 3,000 and 5,000 participants, a figure well below the 50,000 organizers hoped to attract.

Among those gathered were several dozen protestors. Some stood at the rear of the crowd holding Bibles and praying. Others yelled "repent" from across the street, where they gathered with banners and crosses, the Washington Post reported. read more

The Light of Yeshua Has Come

As we continue to think of our Jewish brethren during these High Holy Days, we only have to wonder how they have missed seeing the Messiah clearly presented in their prophets, the psalms and even the Pentateuch. The only explanation is what Paul speaks clearly about in Romans. The Jewish people have a veil over their eyes that has been placed there by God. Should we pray for this veil to be dropped if this is God's will? The answer to this is a resounding yes.

We have the hope and promise of God that this veil will be dropped, and the day will come when the Jewish people will recognize Jesus as their Messiah. Until that day we can be diligent in prayer for the Jewish people. Today many Jewish people are accepting Jesus as their Messiah. Our recent trip to Israel revealed much more openness on the part of secular Jews to discuss faith with others. I believe this is a direct result of the prayers of many Christians for Israel and the Jewish people. read more

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